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Yale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510
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  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    20 York Street
    New Haven, CT 06510
  • Yale Physicians Building
    800 Howard Avenue
    New Haven, CT 06519
  • Lawrence + Memorial Physicians - Cardiology, Waterford
    196 Parkway South
    Waterford, CT 06385

Yousif Ahmad, BMBS, BMedSci, MRCP, PhD

Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology
Patient type treated
Adult
Accepting new patients
Yes
Referral required
From patients or physicians
Board Certified in
Cardiovascular Disease

Biography

Yousif Ahmad, BMBS, PhD, is an interventional cardiologist with specific expertise in complex coronary interventions, including percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for chronic total occlusions (CTO), which involves minimally invasive procedures to open clogged arteries. He has special training in complex and high-risk PCI, and mechanical circulatory support devices that help the heart when it can’t pump on its own.

He also has expertise in structural heart disease, performing nonsurgical interventions for valvular heart disease such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and MitraClip.

“These are treatments that often help patients who have been told they have no options, or that they have to undergo cardiac surgery,” Dr. Ahmad says. “Many of them have undergone bypass surgery in the past but have ongoing chest pain or shortness of breath.” These have turned out to be the patients who benefit the most from these procedures, he says.

Dr. Ahmad says he became an interventional cardiologist because he knew he would be able to help many patients with effective treatments that have been well studied. “I particularly enjoy how quickly patients feel better after they have been treated,” he says, explaining that pain relief after opening a blocked artery is instant, and his patients often resume their normal routines without a long period of convalescence or a long hospital stay.

An assistant professor at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Ahmad is also a researcher with interests in all aspects of interventional and structural cardiology. He has been honored with investigator awards from the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and EuroPCR. He has published in leading journals such as The Lancet, Circulation, European Heart Journal, and Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)
  • Associate Program Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (2021)
  • Fellowship
    Columbia University Medical Center (2020)
  • PhD
    Imperial College London, Aortic and Coronary Physiology (2019)
  • Fellowship
    Imperial College London (2016)
  • Fellowship
    Imperial College London (2016)
  • BMBS
    The University of Nottingham, Medicine and Surgery With Honors (2009)
  • BMedSci
    The University of Nottingham (2007)

Languages Spoken

  • English

Additional Information

Biography

Yousif Ahmad, BMBS, PhD, is an interventional cardiologist with specific expertise in complex coronary interventions, including percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for chronic total occlusions (CTO), which involves minimally invasive procedures to open clogged arteries. He has special training in complex and high-risk PCI, and mechanical circulatory support devices that help the heart when it can’t pump on its own.

He also has expertise in structural heart disease, performing nonsurgical interventions for valvular heart disease such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and MitraClip.

“These are treatments that often help patients who have been told they have no options, or that they have to undergo cardiac surgery,” Dr. Ahmad says. “Many of them have undergone bypass surgery in the past but have ongoing chest pain or shortness of breath.” These have turned out to be the patients who benefit the most from these procedures, he says.

Dr. Ahmad says he became an interventional cardiologist because he knew he would be able to help many patients with effective treatments that have been well studied. “I particularly enjoy how quickly patients feel better after they have been treated,” he says, explaining that pain relief after opening a blocked artery is instant, and his patients often resume their normal routines without a long period of convalescence or a long hospital stay.

An assistant professor at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Ahmad is also a researcher with interests in all aspects of interventional and structural cardiology. He has been honored with investigator awards from the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and EuroPCR. He has published in leading journals such as The Lancet, Circulation, European Heart Journal, and Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)
  • Associate Program Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (2021)
  • Fellowship
    Columbia University Medical Center (2020)
  • PhD
    Imperial College London, Aortic and Coronary Physiology (2019)
  • Fellowship
    Imperial College London (2016)
  • Fellowship
    Imperial College London (2016)
  • BMBS
    The University of Nottingham, Medicine and Surgery With Honors (2009)
  • BMedSci
    The University of Nottingham (2007)

Languages Spoken

  • English

Additional Information

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Yale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510
1 of 3
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    20 York Street
    New Haven, CT 06510
  • Yale Physicians Building
    800 Howard Avenue
    New Haven, CT 06519
  • Lawrence + Memorial Physicians - Cardiology, Waterford
    196 Parkway South
    Waterford, CT 06385